As I read today’s “Los Angeles Times” article “Fallout Rains on Israel’s Olmert After Nuclear Remark,” the adage, “loose lips sinks ships,” came to mind. It seems Mr. Olmert, during a recent television interview in Germany, responded to a query posed by the interviewer as follows:

“Iran openly, explicitly and publicly threatens to wipe Israel off the
map,” Olmert said. “Can you say that this is the same level, when you
are aspiring to have nuclear weapons, as America, France, Israel,

Much speculation and controversy have arisen as a result of Mr. Olmert’s remarks. A representative of the Likud Party has gone so far as to call for the Prime Minister’s resignation.

In my humble opinion, an inadvertent “slip of the lips” pertaining to a secret that never was provides much food for thought.

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